Sixth new campus building to complete Arts Complex
With fund raising in full swing, preliminary phases of construction for the Louis Palmer Art Gallery are underway with an anticipated grand opening this summer. The Palmer Gallery, a teaching and lecture art gallery, honors the memory of Louis O. Palmer, prominent professor of art and music at Muskingum from 1956 until 1981.
Our new Studio Arts Complex is designed to heighten the artistic experience for students, alumni, visitors, and friends of the University. Located on the east lawn, the Studio Arts Complex complements Muskingum's new music facility and includes Paul Hall, the John and Ruth Neptune Center and the new Louis O. Palmer Gallery. Together, these facilities transform the east lawn into a functional, inspirational setting for creative and artistic learning.
Slated for completion this summer, the 2,400-square-foot gallery will showcase the work of students, faculty, alumni and guest artists. Because it will be equipped with special lighting, technology, furnishings and window treatments to darken the space, the Gallery will also be an ideal venue for speakers and lecture series on the arts.
With the completion of the Louis 0. Palmer Art Gallery, the Studio Arts Complex on the East Campus will become Muskingum's new "front door," creating a welcoming entrance for friends and guests who arrive on campus via College Drive. The Gallery will be located at the heart of the East Campus Studio Arts Complex and will be connected, via pathways, to Muskingum's historic academic quadrangle between Montgomery Hall and John Glenn Gymnasium.